There is, despite the 150 or so years that have passed since it was captured, something rather modern about this Victorian image, which I think stems from how causally (for the era) the young woman's hair was styled. #Victorian #photograph #antique #vintage #woman
Though today we'd scarcely bat an eye at the image of a pregnant celebrity, during the Victorian era it was rather uncommon for a women (be she famous or not) to be photographed (as stage actress Lilly Langtry was here) when she was in the "family way".
Thirteen-year-old James Scullion was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labor for stealing clothes. After this he was sent to Market Weighton Reformatory School for three years. From the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Flickr page. According to the page, all the prisoners photographed spent time in Newcastle Gaol between December 1871–December 1873. via vintage everyday
John Thomson, Omnibus Coachmen - 1876. A skilled London coach-maker could earn up to 5 guineas (£5, 5 shillings) a week - considerably more than most middle class clerks. This was the top of the working class pyramid.